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Witness to Accidents Follows Alleged Drunk Driver Home

The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 


Wednesday, Sept. 4


  • At 5:45 p.m., police responded to an oven fire on Heritage Drive.
  • At 5:51 p.m., police responded to a fight in the street on Naumkeag Street. Danielle Devin, 32, of 47 Levitt St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 6:37 p.m., a woman called police to report that she accidentally locked her child inside of her car in the Market Basket parking lot. Firefighters responded and opened the car.
  • At 6:58 p.m., a man called police to report that his bike was stolen from the MBTA station on Bridge Street. The man said he returned to the bike rack to find the cable on his bike lock had been cut.
  • At 8:39 p.m., police responded to a report of kids firing a potato gun on Collins Street. The potato gun and ignition fluid were seized and logged into property.
  • At 10:44 p.m., police responded to a report of a man talking to bushes on School Street.
  • At 11:08 p.m., police responded to a possible break-in in progress on Chestnut Street. Officers didn't find anything suspicious in the area.

Thursday, Sept. 5

  • At 1:17 a.m., police received word that a witness to two hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents followed the offending vehicle to a driveway on Barstow Street. Jamie R. Heckman, 23, of 73 Barstow St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
  • At 3:10 a.m., police located a man known to have an outstanding warrant on Memorial Drive. Bradford B. Smith, 44, of 45 Memorial Drive, Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 3:18 a.m., police responded to a report of a man looking into vehicles with a flashlight on Sable Road West. After a brief chase, Randolph Grosvenor Jr., 40, of 868 Canterbury St., Roslindale, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering during the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, possessing a class A substance (heroin), possessing burglarious tools (screwdriver), attempting to commit a crime, possessing a large knife, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, receiving stolen property valued above $250, malicious destruction of property valued above $250, providing a false name to police, and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant. Click Here for our full story.
  • At 8:57 a.m., police responded to a report of a trespasser on Wharf Street. John J. Lapointe, 54, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of trespassing.
  • At 10:40 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of a trash truck on fire near the intersection of Marlborough Road and Scenic Avenue. There was no fire found and the truck's exhaust system was found to be the source of the smoke. 
  • At 12:00 p.m., police responded to a report of panhandling on Washington Street.
  • At 2:30 p.m., police responded to a past domestic assault and battery on Essex Street.
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